It’s been years, but Daniel’s still in love with his childhood crush Jenny when she unexpectedly resurfaces in his life via Facebook. Daniel leaps back into the relationship, prompting a quirky past versus present dilemma. Earnestly nostalgic, SPUN looks at the perils of social media reconnections, and will appeal to anyone who’s ever received an ‘old friend’ request.
Festivals and Awards
ZERO Film Festival – Canada (2014)
National Screen Institute’s Online Short Film Fest (2015)
Writer, Director, Executive Producer and Lead Actor
A graduate of Ryerson University’s Acting Program, Chris has performed in theatre, film, and television across Canada. Selected credits include: Insecurity (CBC), Gravytrain (Alliance), Supernatural (WB Network), Psych (NBC) and over a dozen TV commercials. He has produced four short films to date, Dorothy’s Secret (directed by Matt MacFadzean), SPUN (self-directed), KISS (directed by Ron Leach), and Shakespeare Style (directed by Lauren MacKinlay). SPUN is the first short film Chris has written, and marks is directorial debut.
Producer Lauren MacKinlay studied at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London UK, where she received an MA in Acting For Screen. Recently, MacKinlay served as Lead Producer with Merani for the Writing Women Screenplay Development Series, an extension of the Blue Flame Collective dedicated to female-focused films. MacKinlay is an Associate Artist of the Blue Flame Collective and a professional actress, working on the stage and screen in Toronto since 2009. She has also enjoyed producing 6 short films to date, including Kiss, for which she wrote, executive produced and served as lead actress.
A graduate of the Ryerson Theatre School acting program, Cosette is an actress and stunt performer that has worked on stage and screen across the country. Selected credits: for film and television: The Jon Dore Show, Scott Pilgrim vs the World, Crash and Burn, The Ron James Show, Satisfaction. For theatre: Romeo and Juliet (Canopy), Imprints (Gargantua), The Queens (Glasswater). Stunts: Outlander, Death Race, Boondock Saints II, Flashpoint, Lost Girl, XIII, Alphas, Pompeii. In her spare time, Cosette likes to sword fight and run marathons- just not at the same time.